Jianna

4.8
1957 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC, Jianna exudes the traditions of a modern Italian Osteria with a bustling open kitchen and an unpretentious and approachable style. Renowned chef Michael Kramer draws his inspiration from classic Italian cuisine, using only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients from farmers, artisans and friends throughout the region. He takes it one step further by adding an innovative twist to each dish and giving it that “wow” factor that turns a meal into an unforgettable dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1957 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnD
Naples
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was slow and 2 of the 3 main course dishes ordered came out cold and had to be sent back. Food was good once corrected.

DP
DanielP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly speaking, one of the best plates of food I’ve ever had. Great appetizers with dessert as well.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time someone asks me where they should eat downtown, I always recommend Jianna. The food and service is superb. They never disappoint.

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Ashley
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday and Mother’s Day

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PamB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First “nice” dinner out in over year. The balcony was great. Our server was very helpful in answering our questions and making suggestions. We were allowed to linger and enjoy our experience. The food and drinks were excellent.

JB
JennaB
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Sunday lunch. Enjoyed sitting outside listening to the music from Falls Park. Great food, delicious cocktails, and consistent service. We highly recommend!

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TVguy
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I took my daughter to Jianna for Mother’s Day. She’s my precious grandson’s mom, so I wanted to surprise her with something special. If I were to describe the experience from beginning to end, sadly, the word that comes to mind is “mediocre.” While the food, service and ambiance weren’t horrible, they weren’t outstanding either. In fact, I can’t think of a single thing that made me or my daughter say, “Wow!” The overpriced entrees were okay, but not great. The bread was hard as a rock and looked like it was kept in the oven 5 minutes too long. And oh, get this, there are no side salads with their entrees. But they will do you a favor and split a large entree-sized salads two ways. (Boo!) My 5 year old grandson wouldn’t even eat his spaghetti off the kids menu because the noodles were overcooked and it didn’t come with marinara sauce. They top their kids spaghetti was cherry tomatoes that are cut in half and sprinkled with seasoning. Seriously, I can make better Italian food in my kitchen than what we ate at Jianna. Better yet, skip downtown Greenville altogether and head to Portofino’s on Orchard Park Drive near Haywood Mall. If the food isn’t 50 time better than Jianna’s, I’ll pay for it myself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Tina was wonderful. All of the food was prepared with fresh ingredients. Very enjoyable.

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Heather
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our college graduate! Great food; quiet enough for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!

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Greg
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would highly recommend

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anthonyw
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit was great! Great food. Service was fantastic! Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and food was fabulous!

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CarolD
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter seemed in a hurry but the food was great.

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NataliyaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, especially the oysters and tiramisu panna cotta. The service was fast and courteous.

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Mom59
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was very good. The restaurant atmosphere was nice! We were disappointed we couldn’t eat outside. The hostess was not friendly at all, no greeting when we arrived and when she sat us, she didn’t say anything. Our waiter was fair. He didn’t check on us after we received our food and we ordered bread which we never received.

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SusanB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter! Food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The waiter was very busy and certainly did not have time to detail the menu or make recommendations. He came around routinely but was a flash in and out due to the pace he kept. The food sat on the shelf for a long while before coming to the table. I had the pork chop and it was actually cold. Had the food been at least warm, it would have been amazing. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it as always. Service is top notch. Food is even better.
Thank you Jianna

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CorvinW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. There was no waiting to be seated with reservation either. It was just an overall wonderful experience.

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Adele
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The server was thoughtful and helpful, and the food was great. We had a wonderful evening! The service was slightly slow, but it was a busy evening.

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Robert
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setup and even better food. I will come back for sure.

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musicianfoody
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son recommended this restaurant to me and I was not disappointed! The food was delicious and everything was made with care. I look forward to going back for another delicious meal at Jianna's!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. I asked the hostess to tell our waiter YO just bring a dessert out. Not to ask us about a dessert. That wasn’t relayed to the waiter. It wasn’t a big deal, but a candle on a dessert that was a surprise would have been. Otherwise everything was perfect.

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SarahP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Thursday for date night and had the best experience. It was one of our first dates since the pandemic started and we could not have asked for a better re-entry. The food was delicious. We ordered the gnocchi and has to ask for a side of bread just to savor every last bite of the sauce. Our server was excellent and the ambience was beautiful. Would highly recommend to anyone and will plan on returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times and we have never had a bad experience. Sitting on the balcony overlooking Falls Park is always a treat.

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DaveW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food good, but not great.
Ambience and location is great!

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vipdiningmom
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the wings exhibit at Falls Park, then to Jianna for an early dinner. First time eating out in a nice restaurant since Covid. Everything was perfect, from socially distanced , great service and fantastic food. We enjoyed our date night out!

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Egjohnston
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the best meals I've had in the last 3 years here. It was lovely. Had oysters and halibut. We had to ask for bread? but it was amazing and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaylea was outstanding. Such a sweet and experienced server. She took excellent care of us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great, food wasn’t exciting

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WJB2018
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience. The weather could not have been worse this particular day, but the food, service and ambiance is what I’ve come to love dining in Jianna’s. Delicious oysters, bloody Mary’s & a mortadella club was what was on the menu & it satisfied. And Collin, our waiter, was so informed & a superb representative for all that is good with eating here. Manga Manga !

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vipBethP
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jianna sets the bar high! The service was outstanding, the food was decadent, the ambiance was perfect for a family birthday (even on a rainy day). I loved every minute of this dining experience and highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very nice dinner I loved it

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SusanV
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very noisy , food was ok not great as has been before

EC
EliC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the best view outside on the patio! Wonderful food and great dining experience as always!

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VickiR
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing as usual the ambience is excellent. We always opt for the Ricotta Crostini as an appetizer. The Char-grilled Chicken was beyond exceptional. It was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The chicken actually stayed hot until I was finished, although, I must say I probably didn't set my fork down once. I usually get the pasta but I figured I would try something new, (my husband did get pasta with meatballs). Defiantly happy I did. The only thing that could have made the evening better was a server that was present. I had to ask if I could order an appetizer as he was walking away. Who knows, it was a 8pm reservation so he may have been ready to go. It wont stop me from returning. 1 miilion stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Jianna! Great vibes. We sat on the porch over looking the park for lunch! Portions were great and the service was even better. Will be back next time I am in Greenville

MC
MaddieC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was relaxing! My family and I enjoyed our waiter. The restaurant was very clean as well.

FAQs

Jianna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 720-2200.

Jianna is rated 4.8 stars by 1957 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.